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The family of a Wilmington NC man who was struck and killed by a distracted Domino’s driver in May 2016 filed a $100 million wrongful death suit against the pizza company. 

On the same day that the pizza delivery driver pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the death of the 36 year old man, the deceased’s parents filed the wrongful death lawsuit against both the driver and Domino’s.


The attorney for the family stated that Domino’s hired a driver with a poor driving record and di not monitor and train its employees appropriately.

The wrongful death action documents state that on May 5, 2016, the driver was going 45 MPH on Morningside Drive in Wilmington NC after she had delivered a pizza. She reached for her cell phone when it rang and police stated that when she looked back up, the deceased was standing next to his car outside his mother’s home. It was too late to stop. She slammed into him at more than 40 MPH.

The police confirmed that she was not texting during the crash but 1/2 ounce of marijuana was found in the car, as well as bits of steel wool, which is usually used to smoke crack cocaine.

The plaintiffs stated in the suit that the driver had had two speeding tickets and one of them resulted in a rear end accident. The driver also had been reported to her employer for driving too fast and erratically.

Our View

Our wrongful death attorneys have worked on far too many distracted driver cases that resulted in catastrophic personal injuries and death. If your loved one is in an accident that is caused by the negligence of another party, you should talk to an attorney and see if a wrongful death lawsuit is appropriate. In the above case, the man was in the prime of life and his family deserves compensation for their pain and his lost wages, as well as funeral and medical costs.

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